Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix Police Museum Team Field Report

17 S. 2nd Ave., Phoenix, AZ
Downtown, in Historic City Hall, which is between W. Washington and W. Jefferson Sts and S. 1st and S. 2nd Aves.
M-F 9-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Phoenix Police Museum.

Phoenix Police Museum

Collection of memorabilia and historical items, including a big rock with chains that served as the first Phoenix jail. Report...

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Phoenix Police Museum

Well done police museum; they have a nice gift shop area, too. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly.

[Todd Shulman, 09/21/2016]

Before Phoenix became a city and built a jail, settlers relied on a constable and "Jail Rock," a boulder with attached manacles to restrain troublemakers "for a few hours to a few days." The museum's Jail Rock sits next to a cattle skull, a stuffed snake and a scorpion.

Phoenix Police Museum

Phoenix Police Museum

At the Phoenix Police Museum, check out where the Miranda rights came from.

[Martha, 12/26/2015]

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